Place: Kass Plateau, Approx. 20 kms north of Satara, Maharashtra.
Location of flower / plant: on moist grassland near fresh water stream.....we found several of these on the Kaas plateau.
Date: 5th Oct, 2008
Equipment: Canon 40 D Camera + Tamron 90 mm macro lens
Species: Ceropegia jainii
Local name (Marathi) : Jaini Khachudi
English Common name: Jaini Ceropegia
Jaini Ceropegia is a very rare and threatened herb, endemic to the
Sahyadri Hills. It is a small erect herb, 10-20 cm high, with tuberous
root. Sometimes the flower is completely purplish-red.
Warm Regards,Adesh Shivkar